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Trump Orders Declassification Of Documents About FBI Sought By House Republicans

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 18:48

In addition to documents related to former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, the president has also ordered DOJ and the FBI to release text messages from key figures in the Russia investigation.

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Trump Sets Tariffs On $200 Billion In Imports From China

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 18:36

President Trump announced the U.S. will impose 10 percent tariffs on $200 billion worth of imports from China. It's the latest round of an escalating trade dispute between the two countries.

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Russia And Turkey Agree On A Demilitarized Zone In Syria's Last Rebel Stronghold

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 18:34

The leaders of Russia and Turkey say they want to set up a buffer area in Idlib province by mid-October to avert a catastrophic military offensive.

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Dozens More Feared Dead In The Philippines After Typhoon Triggers Mudslide

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 18:17

Gold miners and their families had sought shelter in a bunk house that doubled as a church on Sundays. The storm has caused more than 60 deaths, and flooding could endanger the country's food supply.

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After Mysterious Closure, Solar Observatory In New Mexico Reopens

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 15:44

A telescope in Sunspot, N.M., will have additional security for now, after "an unusual number of visitors" showed up at the site. Conspiracy theories had proliferated about its sudden closing.

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Kavanaugh Allegations Recall 1991's Supreme Court Scandal, With Key Differences

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 15:33

Allegations of sexual misconduct against a Supreme Court nominee are familiar. But there are some key differences between the accusations against Brett Kavanaugh and those against Clarence Thomas.

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Who Is Christine Blasey Ford, The Woman Accusing Brett Kavanaugh Of Sexual Assault?

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 15:30

Ford, who revealed her identity in The Washington Post on Sunday, accused the Supreme Court nominee of sexually assaulting her in the early 1980s. Here's what we know about her.

Emmys 2018: The Winners So Far

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 15:11

Game of Thrones, Saturday Night Live, and Westworld led the Primetime Emmy nominations back in July. We'll be tracking how they fare during Sunday's live show.

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Air Force Seeks Huge Increase In Planes, Personnel

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 14:58

Air Force officials say the service simply lacks the resources it needs to face all the jobs it is called upon to perform. The Air Force is proposing a 25 percent increase in the number of squadrons.

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Australians Alarmed After Needles Repeatedly Found In Strawberries

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 14:01

Strawberries with needles inserted have been reported in Western Australia, South Australia, Queensland, Tasmania and New South Wales. Some growers are dumping fruit and installing metal detectors.

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India's Anti-Gay Law Is History. Next Challenge: Treat LGBTQ Patients With Respect

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 13:26

The law drove generations of LGBTQ Indians into the shadows — and got in the way of basic access to health care.

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Childhood Trauma And Its Lifelong Health Effects More Prevalent Among Minorities

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 12:20

The largest study of its kind shows a high prevalence of adverse childhood experiences — or ACEs — across the population, but especially among some vulnerable groups.

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'Travel Not Advised' In Large Swath Of North Carolina As Rivers Continue To Flood

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 11:59

About 1,100 of the state's roads are closed on Monday, including parts of I-95 and I-40. President Trump has issued disaster declarations for both North and South Carolina.

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Oregon Launches First Statewide Refillable Bottle System In U.S.

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 08:02

The new beer bottles can be refilled up to 40 times and are designed to be easily separated from the rest of the glass in the deposit system, ensuring that they get refilled instead of recycled.

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Kavanaugh Accuser Willing To Testify If Asked

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 07:48

Senate Democrats want to delay Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation vote, after a woman went public to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual assault at a high school party decades ago.

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Pussy Riot's Pyotr Verzilov, Allegedly Poisoned, Is Flown To Germany For Treatment

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 05:52

The unofficial spokesman for the punk-rock anti-Kremlin protest group became ill after a court date last week, reportedly experiencing hallucinations and paralysis before falling unconscious.

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NPR/Marist Poll: 40 Percent Of Americans Think Elections Aren't Fair

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 05:00

Republicans overwhelmingly believe elections are fair but non-white voters, women and Democrats are much more skeptical. Nonwhite voters also experience longer lines than white voters.

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NPR/Marist Poll: 1 In 3 Americans Think A Foreign Country Will Change Midterm Votes

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 05:00

There is no evidence Russia, or any other country, has attempted to change vote tallies in an American election. Still, a sizable chunk of the American public thinks it's possible.

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Ticket To Ride: Pot Sellers Put Seniors On The Canna-Bus

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 04:45

Marijuana dispensaries are reaching out to seniors seeking help with the aches and pains of aging. They're discovering an array of products, and some interesting side effects.

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Border Patrol Supervisor Arrested In Texas, Held In 'Serial Killing Spree'

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 02:24

Juan David Ortiz, 35, is being held in Laredo after a would-be victim escaped from him and alerted police. Ortiz is thought to have killed four women over a two-week period.

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